The Paper Selection Process
All eligible research papers (and abstracts) submitted to LI-JSHS will be distributed for independent peer review. Papers are reviewed according to the criteria established by the national JSHS foundation. Final scores for evaluated papers are submitted to the Academic Director of the LI-JSHS Symposium, who will make the final determination regarding which papers will be selected for public presentation. Due to administrative constraints we are unable to provide commentary on unsuccessful paper submissions or to offer information on the score analysis/reviews of individual paper submissions.
Judging the Oral Presentation
Selected students will be invited to orally present their research to the Symposium. The times for the presentation will be determined by the Program Director. Students will prepare their presentations using the guidelines of the Symposium, and give the presentation during the morning sessions.
A panel of judges (headed by a Judge Advisor) will be assembled to observe and judge the oral presentations, and will independently evaluate the presentations using the criteria given below. Upon completion of all of the morning presentations, the judges will select the top presentations as the regional finalists. In the afternoon, the regional finalists will again give their oral presentation to a panel of judges and, upon completion of this process, the judges will rank the presentations, determine the top five and the first and second prize winners. The top five presenters will form the Long Island Regional delegation to the national JSHS meeting. The winners will be announced at the end of the Symposium.